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1:1 Teaching Assistant Key Stage 2 (Mornings Only) - Term Time

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-231S
  • Posted:06/12/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:05/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Here at Chartham Primary School, we want to make learning fun, challenging and relevant, taking advantage of our unique setting and engaging all children in a curriculum which builds on skills and experiences to prepare them to be leaders of the future.  

We aim to provide an encouraging atmosphere where children and staff can work together, learn from each other, and strive to achieve their best, guided by our key values; perseverance, fairness, kindness, respect, and honesty.  

We actively encourage and support the development of all staff, in order to achieve the highest standards for all. We believe in the power of community and are strengthened by the support from parents and children alike.  

Right now, we have an outstanding opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant in Key Stage 2, who puts the children at the heart of everything they do and understands the importance of educating the whole child within a creative and innovative school setting. 

Whilst experience supporting children with additional needs would be beneficial, it is not essential; your numeracy and literacy will be of a high enough standard to support and extend children throughout the primary age range. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, a good sense of humour, and be friendly and approachable. Good time management and the ability to work on your own initiative are essential. 

 Responsibilities will include:  

  • The 1:1 support of a unique individual across all areas of the curriculum  
  • Regular feedback and liaison with the class teacher  
  • Keeping records of progress and behaviour  
  • Working closely with other members of staff to give and receive support 
  • Preparing resources and some administrative work 
  • Lunch and playground duty 

This position is for 22.5 hours per week, working Monday to Friday (8:45am to 1:15pm) at Kent Range 3 (£18,245) pro-rata which equates to an actual annual salary of approximately £9,389. 

The postholder is required to work for 38 weeks per year. In addition, the postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day.

If you have any queries, or would like to visit our school, please contact the school office.

Application process may be closed earlier than specified, baed on applications received.


Information about the school

Chartham Primary is situated in a rural setting in the large village of Chartham. The school moved to two-form entry permanently in September 2020 and has a roll of approximately 375.

We have extensive playing fields, plenty of space for outdoor learning and multiple Forest School areas. We also have a school radio station.

We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Ribbans, Headteacher
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: admin@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).